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noun as in color, shade

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Wiemann has used the approach to identify pigments in dinosaur eggs.

The pigments — chlorophylls, in green plants — absorb light and transfer the energy to a reaction center, where the production of chemical energy for the cell’s use is initiated.

The pigments needed to absorb light at similar wavelengths to reduce the internal noise.

It brings together oxygen and a pigment called luciferin to create light.

That light is caused by the pigment that gives the corals color.

Although the equipment is the same, a tattoo artist uses ink, and we use pigment.

The Daily Pic: Are the YBA's prints about the color of pigment, or the color of money?

Mariamu looks much younger than her years, and yet her white, pigment-free skin has become leathery from the sun.

Had the image been painted on the cloth by a forger, the paint traces of the pigment would have remained on the surface.

They generally occur together, but the pigment is not infrequently present alone.

The older forms are larger colorless bodies containing granules of brown pigment.

The figures, besides being outlined by the dots, were decorated all over with the same pigment in dotted transverse belts.

The walls were coated with fine stucco, white and firm—an evidence of antiquity—and ornamented with bands of a bright red pigment.

The face of the wall is then rubbed over with a soft brick of the same colour, or the work may be coloured with pigment.

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On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pigment, such as: coloring, dye, stain, tint, dyestuff, and oil.

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